It’s not everyday that someone wins a Nobel Prize — it’s one of the highest honors you can receive so, when it does happen, it’s a cause for celebration!
Morten Meldal, a Danish chemist based at the University of Copenhagen, is now a part of this elite Nobel Prize winning group. Along with Carolyn R. Bertozzi and K. Barry Sharpless, their work has “led to a revolution in how chemists think about linking molecules together,” the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences explained.
How is this done? Through something called click therapy. They further explained that it enables fast reactions, where “molecular building blocks snap together quickly.” This type of therapy can bring “real-world benefits” to the development of pharmaceuticals and medicine, including more targeted cancer treatments.
One word: Wow! After getting recognized for making such a momentous contribution to society, it’s no wonder that the students at the University of Copenhagen wanted to find a way to celebrate Morten. Without him knowing, several of them gathered outside of his office, ready to cheer him on as soon as he came outside. And from the look on Morten’s face, it meant the world to him!
Watch Morten get the standing ovation he truly deserves in the video below, and don’t forget to share.
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